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  • Posted: Jun 18, 2024
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    The Desmond Tutu Health Foundation, housed within the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre (DTHC) at the University of Cape Town, is committed to the pursuit of excellence in research, treatment, training and prevention of HIV and related infections in Southern Africa. Fully self- funded by grants and other investigator raised funds, our shared vision for the future inc...
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    Research Nurse - Eastern Cape


    • Nursing Diploma or Degree with South African Nursing Council (SANC) registration as a Registered Nurse
    • Nurse Initiated Management of Ant- Retroviral Treatment (NIMART) trained
    • At least 3 years nursing experience post-graduation
    • Due to the study protocol preference would be given to male applicants
    • Experience of working in the health sector/ clinical research environment
    • Fluency in English and isiXhosa
    • Computer literacy with sound knowledge of email, Microsoft office suit
    • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure and to maintain effectiveness during changing conditions
    • Client focused
    • Administration skills
    • Must be able to work in a team and independently
    • Must be detail orientated
    • Valid drivers’ license
    • Willingness to travel and work irregular hours, including weekends from time to time


    • At least one-year experience within a research environment
    • Knowledge of HIV including PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis)


    Clinical Procedures

    • Perform all clinical observations and procedures as required by research protocols and on request from medical officer/study coordinator (e.g. draw blood, swabs, vital signs, infusions, injections, operating and manage infusion pumps etc.)
    • Refer all related queries to medical staff and study coordinator
    • Assist Medical Officer or other clinical staff with all study procedures as requested
    • Ensure all clinical areas and equipment are maintained in good order, check/ensure beds have clean linen etc.
    • Check Medical waste boxes and bins and arrange collection thereof
    • Maintain an up-to-date list of all equipment used for the study and their calibration certificates and renewal.
    • Provide participants with advice and guidance on basic medical conditions
    • Triage of participants with possible Adverse Events or Expedited Adverse Events

    Protocol-specific procedures

    • Oversee participant visits and ensure participants move through all study procedures efficiently.
    • Manage the scheduled screening, consenting, enrolment and follow-up of participants including home visits if required
    • Perform participant interviews and counselling as per protocol requirements
    • Perform clinical study procedures e.g. blood draws, HIV on site testing, dispensing of HIV study product.
    • Contact referral agencies where applicable to assist in recruiting the correct patients
    • Complete all protocol and sponsor required training
    • Laboratory Support
    • Manage samples (or liaise with the Laboratory Technician) and arrange collection by the appropriate laboratory as per protocol requirements
    • Maintain and record cold chain temperatures
    • Assist laboratory staff with testing procedures (HIV, urine, etc) and quality control when required

    Study Administration

    • Assist Study Coordinators in clinic functions and administrative tasks. Administrative tasks include QC of files, filing of results, calling of patients etc
    • Enter and or transcribe research data into case report forms as needed
    • Inform Study Coordinators of daily clinic progress
    • Participate in conference calls, meetings and training when required
    • Assist in inventory, ordering and equipment management

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